Our Accommodation Team understand that moving away from home to study at university is a huge part of the student experience. Finding the right accommodation may seem like a big task, but we are here to help support you every step of the way.

London is home to a wide range of accommodation; from ensuite, top-of-the-range residences, to traditional student housing –there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. We have listed some options that are available to you below. If you would like to discuss your options with a member of the team, please email us at QAHEaccommodation@qa.com or call us on +44 0203 6276101.

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Private accommodation is the most popular choice for students, managed by private or university approved landlords. With more freedom when searching for a place to stay and added flexibility around location and who to live with.

Look for trusted or university approved providers when searching for private accommodation, like Student.com. They have guarantees in place, to help take away some of the stress when finding a place to live. This includes: No Visa, No Pay and No Place, No Pay.

We have put together a helpful Private Rental Accommodation Guide with more information.

Before committing to accommodation, it’s important to work out your budget and the cost of living. There are a variety of websites that can help with budgeting and finance. The Which? University Budget Calculator, is a tool to help you estimate your monthly living costs.

There are a variety of finance and scholarship options available. UK students can apply for student finance support from the UK government, and international students may be eligible for a postgraduate scholarship. StudyUK have put together a list of academic scholarships that are also available for international students.

Our Accommodation Team are on hand to help with any accessibility requirements you may have. This may include accommodation with wheelchair access, adapted bathrooms and kitchens, access to lifts and ground floor living.

Pathway students can contact the university direct to discuss their requirements.

Our Accommodation Checklist has been put together, to make sure you don’t miss anything when finding accommodation and moving in.

Click here to download QA Higher Education’s Accommodation Checklist.

Our partners at QA Higher Education have put together the below video with more information about things to consider when looking for student accommodation for your studies.


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